I loved this book! I picked it up because it was available at the library. I found that it had a lot of good information in it.
One of the things that I loved was that the author made it clear that this is her opinion, and she is not speaking for all black women. Just herself. Also, when there came a time to tell the white person part of the story, she chose to have a white person write that part, since she felt she couldn’t give it justice.
Great information was given in a humorous way. I would definitely recommend this book.
I am of the age that I need reading glasses more often than I think I do. Yes, I am aware that it’s not this type of glasses. I think, though, that these glasses should be full. I am glad they are reading, though. They’ll learn something, maybe?
The above linked article tells about one of my favorite books growing up being made into a movie. The only thing that disappointed me about this article was that it doesn’t say when the movie will be made. I can’t wait!
These two above articles tell about how to get stories read to your child while they are home. Actors and astronauts will read to them. It seems that there are set times, but you can watch the recorded version later. What a great idea.
I saw Little Women with my cousin last week. I had seen the 1949 and the 1994 versions many times. The 2019 version was a little different. It made me want to read the book, to see how the story really goes, since it didn’t quite tell the same story as the other two movies.
The above linked articles talk about the 2019 version, and how it was made. One shows the inspiration and the other is an interview with the screenwriter and director. They are both rather interesting.
There was a 2018 version that came out, but I didn’t see it. It was modernized, so it kind of turned me away from wanting to see it.
Austin Kleon, in the above linked article, talks about how to read more. I am always looking for times to read. Luckily for me, I have insomnia, so I get a lot of reading time between 2am and 4am. Here are a few tips from the author:
I do most of these, but I tend to finish a book once I am into it. If it’s for bookclub, then I will finish it, love it or hate it. I don’t actually schedule my reading time, it just kind of happens.
I would add one thing to this list: Turn off your TV! I record the shows I want to watch and then watch them at a future time, so that I am not just glued to the screen, watching nonsense I don’t want to watch. I only watch the nonsense I want to see.
The above linked article talks about the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz from the eyes of those who were there. Not a lot is written about the Occupation, but more and more people are talking about it and writing about it. I feel that it is a part of history, and we should be able to learn about it. I am glad that it is happening now, but it really shouldn’t have taken fifty years to get the information out in the open.